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Reviewing the important religious festivals for 2022
Darren Carty
The changing dates of religious festivals, due to differences between the Islamic and Gregorian calendars, will change the pattern of peak demand for sheepmeat.
2 December 2022 News
Listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
Early December and the Food Vision report has just been published, while scheme deadlines for ACRES and organics are approaching next week.
2 December 2022 News
Q&A: Sheep Improvement Scheme
The Department of Agriculture has published a list of the most commonly asked questions and answers for the new scheme ahead of the closing date of 19 December 2022.
Changes needed to Sheep Improvement Scheme - IFA
Changes to the timeline around the introduction of the new Sheep Improvement Scheme are needed to avoid penalties hitting farmers in year one of the scheme.
2 December 2022 News
Going with the flow in Co Antrim
Eoin McCambridge is harnessing water to power his Co Antrim farm. Kieran Mailey reports.
30 November 2022 Climate and environment
New technologies offer huge opportunities
From robotic milking and automatic feeding systems to early identification of health issues and fast-tracking advancements in breeding, animal identification technologies are a key part of efficiency.
30 November 2022 News
Department confirm SIS-genotyped ram requirements
For hill breeds a ram needs to be DNA sire-verified by Sheep Ireland rather than the initial requirement listed of purchasing a genotyped four- or five-star ram.
30 November 2022 News
Scope for energy savings on tillage and drystock farms
In week two of our energy efficiency series, Stephen Robb and Teagasc’s Barry Caslin look at where energy savings can be made on tillage farms.
30 November 2022 News
Higher intake driving performance from companion forages
A recent Teagasc trial showed lambs consuming perennial ryegrass combined with white clover, red clover or chicory consumed 11% to 14% more dry matter than a ryegrass-only sward.
30 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Camera at the Mart: big jump in numbers in Tuam Mart
There were 1,300 lambs and over 200 cull ewes on offer, with a vibrant trade in recent weeks and keen demand from factory agents enticing more farmers to show sheep live.
30 November 2022 Markets
NI Trends: live cattle ring underpins factory prices; lamb trade steadies
Finished cattle remain a positive trade in Northern Ireland, with added competition from the live ring. Prices are holding firm for fat lambs.
30 November 2022 Markets
Sheep mart prices: higher prices enticing numbers to marts
Many mart managers reported an unexpected increase in the number of sheep on offer, with some producers taking advantage of a vibrant trade and opting to show sheep live.
30 November 2022 Markets